Inspirational Ceremonies

Ceremonies and celebrations mark important times in our lives. I will work with you to create a ceremony that recognizes and celebrates your occasion in the way that you wish.

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Non religious ceremonies

My name is Debra Jessett and I set up Inspirational Ceremonies to inspire people to create meaningful and memorable ceremonies that recognise and celebrate key times in their lives. I provide personal non religious ceremonies Humanist Weddings, Funerals, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies throughout the North West of England. I am also happy to travel further afield on request.

My Values…

I believe in putting people at the heart of what I do – I will work alongside you to create your unique ceremony.

I believe that one size doesn’t fit all – I will work with creativity, flexibility and imagination.

I believe in going that extra mile to provide a personal service – I will dedicate time to get to know you.

I believe in providing non religious ceremonies inclusive to all – I will use my skills and experience to deliver your ceremony how and where you want.

My experience…

I am a trained and accredited humanist celebrant with the Humanists UK. I have 11 years experience of conducting non religious ceremonies. As a keen walker I also hold a Summer Mountain Leadership Award and have conducted ceremonies in a wide variety of venues, including many different settings in the outdoors. I have over thirty years of experience of working with families and organising events.

The service I provide…

My service includes an initial meeting with you to design your ceremony, writing your script and finally delivering your ceremony on the day. During the planning process I provide a wide variety of resources, including examples of scripts and my collection of readings and poems. A rehearsal is also included for Wedding Ceremonies.

A script-only service is also available if you would prefer a family member or friend to deliver your ceremony but would like help with the content.

A bit about me…

I was drawn to live in Cumbria 27 years ago and worked at two outdoor centres before leading a community project supporting families with children with special needs. As well as being a busy celebrant I work in the voluntary sector offering my training, coaching and fundraising expertise.

I live in Kendal with my family and love spending time in the outdoors walking, camping, cycling and canoeing. Travel is also a passion of mine. After completing a year long trip around the world in my 20s, I am now enjoying discovering Europe.

What’s important to me…

I believe in caring for our natural world – I love immersing myself in the countryside and taking time to appreciate the view.

I believe in making a contribution to my community – I like being able to use my skills and experience to bring out the best in people.

I believe in appreciating the simple stuff – I enjoy baking, singing, being with friends and walking my dog.

I believe in dreaming about the big stuff – I look forward to more happy times sharing adventures with my family.